The 6th Annual PrivateEquity Europe Forum is the leading investor-centric event for LPs investing in private markets across Europe and globally. The forum brings together investors, fund managers, and advisers for a one-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities inEurope and around the world. This investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for European and international pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.
Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.
Deep Shah, Co-President, Head of Europe, Francisco Partners
Deep Shah is a Co-President of Francisco Partners. Based in London, he joined the firm in 2003. Deep currently serves on the boards of ByBox, e2open (ETWO), GainSystems, and iconectiv. He also previously served on the boards of Attenti, BluJay, C-MAC, ClickSoftware, eFront, EG Software, Ex Libris, Masternaut, Metaswitch, NexTraq, Operative, Paysafe, Prometheus, and SmartFocus.
Deep has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England, with First Class Honors.
He previously worked at Morgan Stanley in various roles across investment banking and Princes Gate Investors.
David Atterbury, Head of EMEA, Managing Director, HarbourVest
David Atterbury joined HarbourVest in 2004. He is currently head of the firm’s London office and co-leads the firm’s secondary investment activity in Europe. During his tenure, David has led a number of European secondary transactions, including Absolute Private Equity and SVG Capital plc. David serves serves on a number of European fund advisory boards. David joined HarbourVest after five years with Abbey National Treasury Services Plc, where he was Director of Private Equity. His responsibilities at Abbey National included the devel-opment of a direct private equity portfolio and the subsequent disposal of a large diversified portfolio of partnership commitments and direct holdings.
Gilbert Kamieniecky, Global Head of Private Equity Technology, Investcorp
Gilbert Kamieniecky joined Investcorp in 2005. He leads Investcorp Technology Partners (ITP), which invests in lower mid-market technology companies with a specific focus on Data / Analytics, IT Security and Fintech / Payment. Gilbert is on the board of Ageras, Calligo, Contentserv, eviivo, Impero, OpSec, rTekk, softgarden and Ubisense. Past board positions include TDX (sold to Equifax), Skrill (Paysafe, publicly listed), Dainese and Asiakastieto (publicly listed).
Prior to Investcorp, Gilbert worked with Morgan Stanley in the Leveraged Finance Group, the Global Industrials Group and Firm Management.
Gilbert graduated as Valedictorian from Cass Business School (City University) with a BSc in Business Studies and also holds an MSt in International Relations (History, Politics) from Cambridge University. Gilbert holds the FCA Senior Management Function 3 (Executive Director).
Robert Seminara, Senior Partner, Head of European Private Equity, Apollo Global Management
Mr. Seminara is Head of Europe, Senior Partner
and Head of European Private Equity at Apollo having joined in 2003. He
is based in London after having spent over a decade in Apollo’s New York
office. Prior to that time, Mr. Seminara was a member of the Private
Equity group at Evercore Partners and previously was employed by Lazard Frères
& Co. in the firm’s Media & Communications group. Mr. Seminara
serves as the Chairman of the Board for Lumileds and is a member of the Board of
Directors for Airopack Technology Group and Berry Plastics. Mr. Seminara
is also a member of the Board of Managers of Verallia. Mr. Seminara
graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Economics from the University of
Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business
Reynir Indahl, Founder, Summa Equity
Reynir Indahl is the Managing Partner of Summa Equity, a Nordic private equity fund he founded in 2016, with c. EUR 4bn assets under management.
Summa was the first PE firm to align its strategy with the UN SDGs. Summa has also joined as a key partner with UNDP and UN PRI in UN SDG Impact Initiative to help develop an SDG-alignment framework relevant to all private equity firms.
Previously, Reynir was Partner with Altor Equity Partners where he joined at inception in 2003. Before this, he was CEO of Ignis Photonyx, Investment Director with Kistefos Venture Capital, and Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company. Reynir graduated Baker Scholar from the MBA Program at Harvard Business School; B.S. in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania; and Second Lieutenant from the Norwegian Defence School of Intelligence and Security.
Rebecca Gibson Partner Oakley Capital
Juergen Pinker Senior Managing Director Blackstone
Andrea Davis Chief Operating Officer Investcorp
Gregoire Haenni Chief Investment Officer Caisse de Prevoyance de l'Etat de Geneve
Roxana Mirica Partner, Head of Capital Markets Apax
Matthias Ederer Partner BC Partners
Maria Carradice Managing Director, Portfolio – ESG Mayfair Equity Partners
Richard Swann Partner Inflexion
Lisa Telford Portfolio Talent Director Montagu
Neale Broadhead Partner CVC Capital Partners
Yolande van den Dungen Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternatives SPF Beheer
Wol Kolade Managing Partner Livingbridge
Eimear Palmer Partner and Global Head of ESG Pantheon
Klas Johansson Partner Altor
Sarah Farell Head of Private Equity for Europe and Asia Allstate
Paul Atefi Head of Origination for Credit & Markets KKR
Matthew Bryant Senior Managing Director CVC
Michal Lange Partner Astorg
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Global Private Market Investing
How are leading fund managers taking the offensive amidst these times of economic uncertainty? How are the private markets responding in different geographies? How are leading fund managers taking the offensive in this new climate? Additionally, what opportunities are presenting across developed and emerging markets to better prepare for future global challenges?
Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?
The European private equity industry has been resilient in the face of great disruption – and the lessons learned will be invaluable in dealing with the future shocks and in helping build ever-more robust and effective value-creation plans in the future. How are leading managers working to create value in their portfolio companies? How can partners identify opportunities to boost innovation, productivity, and the bottom line? Is deploying capital still the number one priority given the war for talent, inflation concerns and supply chain imbalances?
A Spotlight on ESG Management: Navigating Growing Expectations
What’s truly driving the trend toward “sustainable capitalism”? How are GPs responding to LPs ESG agendas in private equity? How are LPs and GPs making a difference and driving profits?
Sourcing, Practicing Efficient Due Diligence & Downside Risk Mitigation
In the midst of continued economic uncertainty, what is the current reality and outlook for deal sourcing and pricing? What are the primary due diligence focal points, and how are they shifting in today’s climate? Furthermore, which risks pose the greatest challenge, and how are investors hedging against potential pitfalls? Panelists discuss how their sourcing procedures, due diligence strategies and risk mitigation practices are adapting to today’s climate and share thoughts on best practices for the future.
LP Perspective on Global Private Equity Markets
Are LPs willing to increase their allocations to these long term illiquid strategies? How have these recent market conditions affected their allocation preferences, fund structure considerations, or geography preferences?
Private Credit—Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities
Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing alternative asset classes for the past five years. This brings its own set of challenges related to complexity and how organizations can scale with increasing investor interest. Historically low interest rates and concerns over later term liquidity are prompting many portfolio companies that are financially strong to tap their revolving credit lines. How will the current economic uncertainties impact willingness to make loans and the im-pact on current loans?